Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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Download an Arq backup on Windows

I was using Arq to backup data to Glacier from my Mac. Now I need to download that data onto a Windows machine since my Mac went kaput :( Any ideas how to do that? Fastglacier doesn't show the ...
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How to force WAN to be backup on DrayTek router?

I have DrayTek Vigor 2920Vn dual WAN router and I have 2 WANs, one of them is fast, WAN1, and one of them is slow, WAN2. I have configured WAN2 as backup on page WAN -> General Setup -> WAN2 -> Active ...
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How to backup program files but not create a system image

Working with a user, want to backup the files/programs on computer. Restore the computer to its factory defaults and then restore the computers original files/programs. But I do not wants to do a ...
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SOS Online Backup

I signed up for SOS Online Backup and I ran the backup only to find that it eventually just filled my hard drive to capacity. From what I've read this is done by the way it caches the files it uploads ...
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Automatic backups (history) in LibreOffice (OpenOffice)

LibreOffice can create a backup copy when you enable it in settings (Options > Load/Save > General), but it saves only the previous state (one only). It has also an versioning feature (File -> ...
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Backup computers boot information/files under Linux

Basically the same question as the unanswered one of How to backup the boot information of a PC's Hard Disk?, but from a different angle because that one was seeking Windows based solution ...
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Wy is mysqldump producing structure only

OS Version: Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS MySQL server version: Server version: 5.5.35-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 (Ubuntu) I have been using the following command to produce a data dump: mysqldump -u someuser ...
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Backup system image Windows 8.1 fails

I have read this topic: Windows 8.1 Insufficient storage available to create shadow copy And started an administrator prompt and: wbadmin start backup -backuptarget:e: -include:c: and got this ...
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Syncing specific User DATA from workstation to a server/NAS location

I've been wondering is there a way to achieve above. I'm sure that a google search will give plenty of solutions. I've tried few of those but it didn't help or may be I'm searching incorrectly. What I ...
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Windows System Image generation: how is Unallocated space handled?

I am cleaning up an old Acer Aspire Revo NetTop Windows 7 mini-PC. Its Hard disk drive has three partitions: 1: OEM Recovery partition - 12GB 2: System reserved - 100MB 3: C:\ Main - ~400GB (as I ...
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Doesn't the SeBackupPrivilege give me right to use the backup tool in windows 7?

I have a regular user account on Windows 7 home premium that I wanted to give the user rights to perform backups, using the backup and restore tool. I tried ntrights +r SeBackupPrivilege –u ...
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Windows SBS 2008 Backup cannot configure backup schedule

I'm running Windows SBS 2008 Svc Pk 2 and have tried to use the Backup Wizard to configure a backup. It recognizes my external disk plugged in (1.8T WD), lets me rename it, select the drives to be ...
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How to set up parity for spanned volumes

I am looking for a way to make parity backups of my data that i store on a large spaned volume... Ideally i would use raid 5, but i have drives of many different sizes, and would like to use all. What ...
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Clone a Linux virtual container as a virtual machine for testing

I have been given one Linux virtual container where I have installed all the apps, databases, etc. Now I want to clone that in my local computer as a virtual machine for testing. The Linux container ...
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A life copy of a file in the same computer

Is it possible to have a live copy of a folder in another place of the same computer? Why do I need that? I use an online back up program "Backblaze" It does not back up the Applications folder. I ...
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backupninja rsync in local mode

I'm using master version of backupninja My config for rsync: when = everyday at 18:00 user = root sshoptions = -p267 options = -av --stats --delete [source] type ...
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Windows Server Backup fails with Error System writer is not found in the backup

The scheduled system backup on one of our Win 2008 R2 server fails with the following error The system writer is not found in the backup I've tried the step mentioned here but still no system ...
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Debian VPS server - backup

I'm trying to backup my VPS-server (debian 6) to new Router FTP server. Past (stable backup to my PC - windows FTP): I had backup of my VPS-server to my home-PC over Internet. I used "Filesystem ...
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Error codes when trying to manually backup iPod

I'm attempting to backup all of the music from my 80GB iPod Classic to my Windows Vista computer. My old computer (originally linked to this iPod with a backed up copy of all music) died on me, so ...
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How to backup incremental with rsync with diffrent location for incremental changes?

I want to do incremental backup with rsync in centos. but I want to have a full backup in a specific folder and for incremental changes I use to another folder with time stamp. Is it possible and how? ...
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Backup Vista Desktop to Windows 8 Laptop

My friends computer was showing signs of a failing hard drive and then got the black screen that would not let her boot up the E-Machine PC. So i told her that i could back up her files, which i did, ...
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Copy files to location, skipping duplicates (in source and dest. location)

I have an external hardrive I think is running down breaking (unable to delete some files from it). I copied a bunch of files over already but ran out of space. How do I dedup while copying/How to I ...
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Backup with rsync in an encrypted folder

I want to backup a folder from a remote server in a local folder encrypted with encfs. The files in the remote folder are owned by different users and I want to keep ownerships. The local folder is in ...
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Windows 8 Built-in Back-Up Utility

I have a Western Digital Passport 1TB. Windows 8.1 does not recognise it as a device for backing up data or making a windows image on it. 2 months ago these features worked fine but after I changed my ...
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rsync won't recognize my /user folder?

On OSX, 10.9.1. I'm trying to use rsync to sync the contents of local folder: (/Users/username/00_WORK/FolderX) with (/Volumes/WORK_BACKUP/01_Current_Work/FolderX) Obviously the destination is ...
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Restoring files, directories, and paths from lost+found

One of our drives suffered a crash and my entire user directory is gone (this is on a cluster which houses many user directories. For some reason, mine was the only affected one). The directory ...
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Recover incomplete DAR archive

I have a backup, at least part of it, in an incomplete DAR archive. This means I have the first n of x slices, but not the end which would contain the catalogue. $ dar -l mydararchive Error met ...
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Restore to existing partition layout with Todo Bakcup or other software?

I used EaseUs Todo Backup to backup and recover several computers. Every computer has only one disk. In a few cases one had an already existing partition layout as follows: 1. Windows7 boot partition ...
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Cobian Backup incremental after recovery

I'm using Cobian Backup 10 with the same Incremental profile previously used to copy a specific directory to a backup drive. Recently I've had to use GetDataBack to recover the drive the source files ...
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Is it possible to extract/backup the so called G-List (a list with bad sectors)?

If I run a full disk format in Windows, it will often find and mark bad sectors in the SystemArea, in a list called the G-List (source). If I re-format the drive, this list will get deleted. Is there ...
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wbadmin from vpn network drive to local

Using OpenVPN to connect directly to a Linux server and I need to backup all the files from it automatically using wbadmin. CMD log: Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601] Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft ...
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Data corrupted or file not sync properly

I've two sync servers but from secondary data is not opening or corrupted. All kinds of files are not opening, but data restore works successfully. Server name: windows 2003 server
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SSD caching via Intel SRT and NAS backups, do they cause problems?

I'm wanting to put an SSD as a cache drive using Intel's SRT technology, but am wondering, will running backups throughout the day from my NAS will cause the cache drive to constantly flush out games ...
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How to merge a full and several incremental backups into one full backup with duplicity

We are using duplicity to create backups from our server. We do one full backup each month and incrementals each day in between. On new years it happened that the full backup failed and I forgot to ...
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Restore Windows 7 backup image to a VM

I've recently migrated a machine to Windows 8.1. Before I did so I created a system backup of my old Windows 7 configuration. My question is, can I restore this to a hyper-v VM in Windows 8? Having ...
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Is it possible to tell whether my backup data is corrupted?

After performing a backup of all my important files, I always try to do a cursory check by opening one of them to see if it is really there. But how do I know if all my data is backup safely without ...
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Windows losing cloud backup sync symbols on Files & Folders when multiple folders are in the same directory?

I seem to be losing my sync symbols (green ticks) when I install multiple cloud backup sync programs for example: Dropbox, Copy, MEGA, SugarSync, Box... etc As you can see from the screenshot below, ...
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Backup Folder with files but leave behind empty files/folders

I see this asked in linux and ubuntu forums/sites but could never find one for xcopy or Windows x86/64 platform (or an application) I wish to back-up a folder to another drive, but I would like to ...
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Bacula is backing up the same files every night

On my servers, I have a script that resets the owner/group of a large directory to a specific user and group every night. This is causing the stime (ls -l --time=status) to change, and thus bacula ...
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backup / version control hybrid scheme

Any suggestions for how to implement something that's about halfway between version control and a backup system? Specifics: I've been playing around with git and mercurial, and discovering that ...
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Opening a .qcow2 snapshot image with Windows 7 to access files within this image

My virtual private server operator provided me a snapshot image of my CentOS 6.5 machine in .qcow2 format. While I can boot from this snapshot with QEMU within my Windows 7 environment, all I need is ...
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Best way to back up big programs such as Ps and Ai?

I often do a clean install of my OS (Windows 8.1) and I usually have my big programs such as Adobe apps like Photoshop and Illustrator on my second hard drive, so I don't have to download and install ...
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dd records in records out different

Simple question: is it OK if the output in dd for "records in" and "records out" are different by 1? Or is this an indication that a disk error has occured? 96088211456 bytes (96 GB) copied, 873.174 ...
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Recover only one partition from system image

Unfortunately, I need to format my HDD and restore it later to exactly the same state it was before. My system ist like this: Windows 7 1 SSD as the Windows System drive 1 HDD as Data storage Now I ...
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Is there a way to add a Crashplan friend without a friend code?

I've got a non-technical friend whose backup strategy is 'cross fingers and hope'. I've decided this is unacceptable (because I'll be the one called when hope stops working), so I installed Crashplan ...
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How can I automate multiple back-ups of Mac OS, data and archives?

I would like to automatically back up my Mac OS, Data on the Mac, and also Archived data that I only keep on an external storage device (because the mac has limited storage itself). I imagine the ...
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Can system images/backups be saved to a specific path/folder in Windows 7 professional?

Situation: I have a 500gb external hard drive and several computers. I would like to create system images for each computer and save them to their respective folders, PC-1, PC-2, etc.. Question: ...
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Would distance and ping effect backup speed

There is a cloud backup provider situated on the US west coast that im considering using to backup my data, (im currently using a provider who runs on amazons cloud, i believe they are using the Irish ...
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windows server 2012 r2

Hello all< I seem to be having a big problem with windows server 2012-r2 trying to install a new NAS unit synology DS412+ it works fine in windows 8.1 pro, but the server 2012 doesn't see the NAS, ...
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Raid 0 of 4 ssds with same size and the fifth HD as backup drive

I want to ask if it is possible if i have 4 SSDs (128GB each) with similar size to be raid 0 (to quadruple the reading and writing speed) and use another HD almost quadruple the size(500GB or do i ...